Peter Ho-sun Chan received the Asia Star Awards’ ‘Special Achievement Award’ in recognition of his contribution to the Asian film industry at the Busan International Film Festival on October 4.

Korea’s Choi Min Sik was named Actor of the Year at the ceremony, while Asia Star Awards were also given to Kim Soo Hyun and Cecilia Liu.

Chan’s latest directorial title Dearest recently played at the Venice, Toronto and Rio film festivals, and is also screening at Busan, London and the Hawaii International Film Festival. It opened in China on September 26 and grossed $32.5m (RMB200m) in its first week.  

Hong Kong’s We Distribution has sold the film to a slew of Asian territories including Hong Kong (Edko Films), Korea (b.o.m.), Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei (Clover Films) and Japan (Happinet). Versatile Films is handling international sales outside Asia.